Preschool (Page 3)

Learning the Letter Y

Let’s learn about the Letter Y today.
1.  What does the letter Y look like?  Show your child the uppercase and lowercase Y.   Talk about the differences and similarities.
2.  What sound does Y make?   I like to sing a song with the students:
    Y says /y/.
    Y says /y/.
    Every letter makes a sound.
    Y says /y/.
3.  Show objects that start with the letter Y.    Talk about more words/objects that start with y or have an y in the word.
4.  Color the Y objects on the coloring page (Click here for the Y Coloring Page) or challenge your child to draw a picture of something that has an Y.
5.  Search for items around your house that begin with Y or have an Y in the word.
6.  Practice tracing and writing the letter Y. (Click here for a Y Tracing Page)
Extension activities….
Practice writing words that start with y or have an y in the word.
Try to find the letter y in the newspaper, a magazine, a book or while you are on a walk…I Spy the letter Y
Try making a Y with ojbects…try using rocks, sticks, pencils, pretzels, etc.
Have fun with the letter Y today!

Learning the Letter X

Let’s learn about the Letter X today.
1.  What does the letter X look like?  Show your child the uppercase and lowercase X.   Talk about the differences and similarities.
2.  What sound does X make?   I like to sing a song with the students:
    X says /x/.
    X says /x/.
    Every letter makes a sound.
    X says /x/.
3.  Show pictures of objects that start with the letter X.   Talk about more words/objects that start with X or have an X in the word.
4.  Color the X objects on the coloring page or challenge your child to draw a picture of something that has an X. (Click here for the X coloring page)
5.  Search for items around your house that begin with X or have an X in the word.
6.  Practice tracing and writing the letter X. (Click here for the X tracing page)
Extension activities….
Practice writing words that start with X or have an X in the word.
Read a book about a fox or box.
Try to find the letter x in the newspaper, a magazine, a book or while you are on a walk…I Spy the letter X
Try making a X with ojbects…put rocks in place to make a X, use sticks to make a X,  use Pretzels to make a X.
Have fun with the letter X today!

Learning the letter W

Let’s learn about the Letter W today.
1.  What does the letter W look like?  Show your child the uppercase and lowercase W.   Talk about the differences and similarities.
2.  What sound does W make?   I like to sing a song with the students:
    W says /w/.
    W says /w/.
    Every letter makes a sound.
    W says /w/.
3.  Show objects that start with the letter W…whale,walrus, water, etc.   Talk about more words/objects that start with W.
4.  Color the W objects on the coloring page (Click here for the W Color Page) or challenge your child to draw a picture of something that starts with W.
5.  Search for items around your house that begin with W.
6.  Play a game where everyone takes a turn stating a new W word.  The game is over when someone repeats an W word already stated.
7.  Practice tracing and writing the letter W. (click here for the W tracing page)
Extension activities….
Practice writing words that start with W.
Make a W Book…each page is an object that starts with W.
Read a book about something that starts with W like a whale book.
Try to find the letter W in the newspaper, a magazine, a book or while you are on a walk…I Spy the letter W
Try making a W with ojbects…put rocks in place to make a W, use sticks to make a W,  use Pretzels to make a W.
Have fun with the letter W today!

Wee Disciples Preschool Update

Wee Disciples Preschool is not in session for the rest of the 2019-20 school year due to the Governor of Illinois mandate to Shelter at Home and not return to school. The Wee Disciples Preschool Committee and staff are so disappointed to not have our students back in the classroom in May, but the safety and health of our Trinity and Wee Disciples Preschool family is our utmost concern at all times. The Wee Disciples Preschool Director/Teacher, Karen Rohrer, has stayed in contact with families throughout the past month and will contine to until the end of May. Here is a list of what Karen has been up to in April:

  1. Participating in Zoom Chats with individual students and their families
  2. Facetime chats with students who do not have Zoom
  3. Weekly whole class group meetings through Zoom
  4. Homework activities emailed to families each week day and posted on the website and Facebook
  5. Video’s sent to students via text

The plan is to continue these activities into May and also conduct a Drive-by Hello to students, set up a time for families to come a pick up student belongings, and possibly a preschool reunion in June or July if the social distancing is lifted.

May is a time of endings and the start of new beginnings. As we come to an end of the 2019-20 school year, I want to congratulate our Wee Disciples students who are moving on to Kindergarten in the Fall. Katelynn, Elliot, Matthew, Tobin, Tom, Josephine, Caleb, Samantha, Valerie, and Austin, we are so proud of how you have grown at Wee Disciples Preschool. We will also miss Jason and James who are moving on to other preschool programs in the Fall.   Several students, August, Toby, Theodore, Rhiannon, Leila, Lucas and Lydia will return for another year with us in the 2020-21 school year. Our long time Teaching Assistant, Karen Ross, is stepping down from her position in May. She is moving on to new challenges as a substitute Teaching Assistant in Urbana District 116 schools. Mrs. Ross has been such an asset to our preschool program for 10 years. Please pray for her success and happiness. Julie Elsts will be taking over Karen Ross’ position next school year. We are so grateful for her continued commitment to our program.

Please continue to keep Wee Disciples Preschool in your prayers over the next few months as we navigate through this challenging time.

Learning the Letter V

Let’s learn about the Letter V today.
1.  What does the letter V look like?  Show your child the uppercase and lowercase V.   Talk about the differences and similarities.
2.  What sound does V make?   I like to sing a song with the students:
    V says /v/.
    V says /v/.
    Every letter makes a sound.
    V says /v/.
3.  Show the V page (Click here for V coloring page) with objects that start with the letter v…van,vase,etc.   Talk about more words/objects that start with V.
4.  Color the V objects on the coloring page or challenge your child to draw a picture of something that starts with V.
5.  Search for items around your house that begin with V.
6.  Play a game where everyone takes a turn stating a new V word.  The game is over when someone repeats an V word already stated.
7.  Practice tracing and writing the letter V. (click here for V Tracing page)
8.  We have one student whose name starts with V..Valerie. Can you think of any other names that start with V?
Extension activities….
Practice writing words that start with V.
Make a V Book…each page is an object that starts with V.
Read a book about something that starts with V like a volcano book.
Try to find the letter V in the newspaper, a magazine, a book or while you are on a walk…I Spy the letter V
Try making a V with ojbects…put rocks in place to make a V, use sticks to make a V,  use Pretzels to make a V
Have fun with the letter V today!

Learning the letter U

Let’s learn about the Letter U today.
1.  What does the letter U u look like?  Show your child the uppercase and lowercase U.   Talk about the differences and similarities.
2.  What sound does U make?  U makes 2 sounds the short U sound like uncle and up, and the long U sound like unicorn and universe.   I like to sing a song with the students:
    U says /u/(long like unicorn)
    U says /u/(short like up).
    Every letter makes a sound.
    U says /u/(long) and /u/(short).
3.  Talk about words/objects that start with U.  Show pictures of objects that start with U.
4.  Color U objects on a coloring page or challenge your child to draw a picture of something that starts with U.
5.  Search for items around your house that begin with U.
6.  Play a game where everyone takes a turn stating a new U word.  The game is over when someone repeats an U word already stated.
7.  Practice tracing and writing the letter U. 
Extension activities….
Practice writing words that start with U.
Make a U Book…each page is an object that starts with U.
Read a book about something that starts with U like a unicorn book or book with an umbrella.
Try to find the letter U in the newspaper, a magazine, a book or while you are on a walk…I Spy the letter U
Try making a U with ojbects…put rocks,legos, etc in place to make a U, use sticks to make a U, etc

 

Have fun with the letter U today!

Learning the letter Tt

Let’s learn about the Letter T today.
1.  What does the letter T look like?  Show your child the uppercase and lowercase T.   Talk about the differences and similarities.
2.  What sound does T make?   I like to sing a song with the students:
    T says /t/.
    T says /t/.
    Every letter makes a sound.
    T says /t/.
3.  Show the attached T page(Click here for a T Coloring Page) with objects that start with the letter T…truck, table, turtle, etc.   Talk about more words/objects that start with T.
4.  Color the T objects on the coloring page or challenge your child to draw a picture of something that starts with T.
5.  Search for items around your house that begin with T.
6.  Play a game where everyone takes a turn stating a new T word.  The game is over when someone repeats an T word already stated.
7.  Practice tracing and writing the letter T.(Click here for T Tracing Page)
8.  We have many students whose name starts with T…Tobin, Tom, Toby, and Theodore, and Elliot, August, Austin, Matthew, Samantha, and Katelynn have a t in their name.
     Can you think of any other names that start with T?    Can you think of any other names that have the T sound in the middle or end of the name?
Extension activities….
Practice writing words that start with T.
Make a T Book…each page is an object that starts with T.
Read a book about something that starts with T like a turtle book or tiger book.
Try to find the letter T in the newspaper, a magazine, a book or while you are on a walk…I Spy the letter T
Watch a show like Daniel Tiger and talk about how Tiger starts with T.
Try making a T with ojbects…put rocks in place to make a T, use sticks to make a T,  use a Pretzel to make a T
Have fun with the letter T today!

Happy Earth Day–April 22

Today is Earth Day.   Let’s celebrate together by appreciating and taking care of the Earth.   Here are some ideas of activities to do with you child to celebrate.

  1. Spend time outdoors
  2. Plant something
  3. Pick up trash
  4. Recycle–paper, plastic, cardboard
  5. Create Art from Recycled Material
  6. Use refillable water bottles
  7. Pray:  Thank you,God, for creating the Earth!
  8. (Click here for an Earth Coloring Sheet)

Happy Earth Day!

 

Letter S Fun!

At Wee Disciples we learn about a new letter each week. Before “Sheltering at Home” we had made it to the letter R. This week and next we will have activities each day to focus on the letters of the alphabet we did not yet cover.

Let’s learn about the Letter S today.
 
1. What does the letter S look like? Show your child the uppercase and lowercase S. Talk about the differences and similarities.
2. What sound does S make? I like to sing a song with the students:
S says /s/ ssssss.
S says /s/ ssssss.
Every letter makes a sound.
S says /s/ sssss.
 
3. Show your child objects that start with the letter s….snail, shoe, ship, sheep, etc. Can your child think of other words/objects that start with S?
4. Color the S objects on a S coloring page or challenge your child to draw a picture of something that starts with S.
5. Search for items around your house that begin with S.
6. Play a game where everyone takes a turn stating a new S word/object. The game is over when someone repeats an S word/object already stated.
7. Practice tracing and writing the letter S s.
 
Extension activities….
Practice writing words that start with S.
Make a S Book…each page is an object that starts with S.
Read a book about something that starts with S like a snake book or sheep book.
Try to find the letter s in the newspaper, a magazine, a book or while you are on a walk…I Spy the letter S
 
Have fun with the letter S today!

Science Fun–Grow a Bean

Grow a Bean Experiment
What you will need:   a lima, kidney or navy bean (or any bean seed from a seed packet), a quart sized ziplock bag, cotton balls or paper towels, water, window, tape
1.  Soak the bean of your choice in water overnight to stimulate the growing process.
        a.  Pull open one of the soaked seeds to see the inside of the seed.   Below is a picture of the parts of a seed.
2.  Dip a few cotton balls or a paper towel in water and place it in the ziplock bag.
3.  Drop 2-3 soaked beans into the bag on top of the soaked cotton balls/paper towel.
4.  Seal the bag.
5.  Hang the bag with tape in a sunny window.
6.  Observe each day to see if the beans are growing.
7.  Keep track of when you started the experiment and when the bean starts to sprout roots and leaves.   How long does it take?
8.  When the bean plant has roots, stem and leaves, try replanting the bean sprout in soil.
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Have fun with Science…growing a bean!